Nail trimming is a key part of dog grooming. Why? If the dog’s nails grow too long, it can result in a number of problems. First, the dog is more likely to scratch people unintentionally. Next, when the animal’s nails get too long, they often break which can be painful for the dog. In some cases, dogs develop infections from broken nails. If the dog’s nails grow excessively, the dog may start to walk with a strange gait to accommodate the overgrown nails. Dogs are also susceptible to ingrown nails which can be extremely painful.
Many people dislike trimming their dog’s nails. It’s stressful for both the pet and the owner. The dog owner is usually worried about accidentally hurting the dog, which happens often. If the owner doesn’t understand how to trim the nails, he or she can clip them too short, twist the nail or squeeze the dog’s paw. Clipping the nails too short is especially painful for the dog because it is easy to hit the sensitive quick below the nail.
Dog grooming facilities often offer nail clippings as a part of their services. There are a lot of advantages to having your dog’s nails professionally trimmed. First, you don’t have to worry about accidentally hurting your pet. If you work with a company that has certified dog grooming professionals, they will know how to carefully trim the dog’s nails. They are trained in the different types of clippers and which type will work best for your dog.
Dog grooming professionals recommend that the dog’s nails be trimmed and filed on a monthly basis. During the visit, the dog grooming professional will examine your pet’s nails carefully, then clip and file them appropriately. If there are any serious problems with the dog’s nails or paws, the technician may recommend that you seek treatment from a veterinarian.